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Wallabies back Hodge signs long-term Rebels and Rugby Australia extension

Wallabies regular Reece Hodge has committed his future to the Rebels and Rugby Australia after signing a history-making contract extension.

The versatile back has agreed a new deal that runs until the end of the 2023 Rugby World Cup, the longest extension in the Rebels’ history.

Hodge, 25, has spent four seasons with the Super Rugby side and was part of the Australia squad that competed at the World Cup in Japan earlier this year.

He started the quarter-final defeat to England after serving a three-game suspension for a high tackle in the Pool D opener against Fiji.

“I’m extremely happy to secure my future here in Melbourne, with the Rebels and Rugby Australia for the long term,” Hodge said.

“Since arriving in late 2015, the club has been my home and the people around the Rebels have become family.”

Hodge has won 39 caps for Australia since debuting against New Zealand in Wellington in 2016.

“I’ve only ever been coached by [Michael] Cheika at international level, so it will definitely have a different feel with Dave Rennie and his new coaching staff coming on board and I’m really excited about the future,” he said.

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